General Discussion, Thursday, March 2, 2023

March 2, 1836: Texas declares independence. During the Texas Revolution, a convention of American Texans meets at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declares the independence of Texas from Mexico. The delegates chose David Burnet as provisional president and confirmed Sam Houston as the commander in chief of all Texan forces.

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34 Responses to General Discussion, Thursday, March 2, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Thankful for….




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  2. Lucille says:

    Thankful for our 2nd Amendment….

    US Supreme Court Upholds 2nd Amendment: Gun Ownership is a Right of Americans
    Facts Matter with Roman Balmakov – March 1, 2023

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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    • Lucille says:

      Good afternoon, Wee! Totally corrupt little faker who stokes his dictatorial fires daily. If Bidenhandlers hadn’t interfered, the war would have been over early on. So Zeley’s price for doing the U.S. bidding is having half of his people killed or displaced plus taking all the money offered to be used as he chooses without an audit.

      Just like I felt re Afghanistan, the entire country isn’t worth one American life.

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. It is 30* and we got another inch or two of fresh snow last night. And, it is cloudy but bright outside. Loki has had breakfast and is taking her morning nap on the arm of my chair…….so I can’t move. 🙄 Hope you all have nice weather and a good day.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good afternoon, aus! I can just visualize darling Loki sleeping on the chair arm and you not wanting to disturb her. Ah, what we do for our children!

      It was snowing here all day up until about 30 minutes ago. WHEN IS IT GOING TO STOP ALTOGETHER! It’s like being under siege.

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  5. Stella says:

    I often watch the videos on this channel. This is all about their youngest child, Henry, on his 2nd birthday. They have him rigged up with a GoPro, so some of the video is his. His mother started out with a home birth, but then the midwife thought she should go to the hospital. He was born in the car in a gas station parking lot on the way!

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  6. Sharon says:

    For a couple of years, I have not left out-going mail on my mailbox (slot into the garage as is the case for all 1500 homes in this over-55 development)…because I could never assume it would be picked up. I repeatedly observed the mailman walking by and learned, when I talked to him, that the reason he didn’t pick my outgoing mail up was because he didn’t have any mail to deliver to me that day, so he had no reason to look at my mailbox.

    For many months now, we have all been experiencing delivery of mail as late as 11 pm. Sometimes at 8 am. Sometimes at 6:30 pm.

    Yesterday a neighbor went to the post office to inquire why she was not receiving mail. It was explained to her that we no longer have active delivery six days week because they don’t have enough staff. So our deliveries will often be five days a week.

    This information has never been provided to the 25,000 residents of our little rural Oregon town. They do not share which five days mail may be delivered (as that may vary), or what time of day those deliveries will be made.

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    • Stella says:

      I suspect that is happening here too.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I am not sure what happens here. It seems, though, that we don’t get mail when it snows. I don’t walk down to my mail box, which is about a block away at the other end of the apt complex, until the sidewalk is clear and not icy or when I ride with someone else who drives and we stop at the mail boxes on the way back. So it is hard to know what the plan is for delivery by the post office.

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    • weather257 says:

      Yet the cost of stamps keeps going up! Someone’s being cheated on the USPS budget; they’re spending plenty of money elsewhere.

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    • Lucille says:

      They don’t offer up information unless they are asked. No notice and no care seems to be the m.o.

      One time when I lived in L.A. we hadn’t received any mail for a week which was quite unusual. I called and was told that there will be no mail delivery for our end of the cul-de-sac because of an incident where our neighbor’s dog started walking toward the mailman and he backed off so quickly he fell over the parked car bumper and supposedly hurt himself.

      I asked why the rest of us should be penalized. The postal official said because we should have long ago informed our neighbors that they must control their dog better!!! Good grief! He then told me that we’d have to come to the post office to get our mail. Several days later we started getting house delivery again, though.

      Whether a no-delivery policy is even legal is doubtful. Tampering with the mail certainly applies to the USPS, right?

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      • Stella says:

        I called when I got no mail for a few days, and was told that my carrier was on vacation. That’s my problem?

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        • Lucille says:

          Exactly! Don’t mail carriers get paid overtime if they have to cover for a vacationer?

          It might be a bit of memory fade, but I’m pretty sure that we got 2 deliveries a day prior to 1950. Hard workers were valued.

          I also remember that a couple of our neighbors fresh-baked cookies and brownies for the mailman, too. One gal even had coffee ready every day for him, but my Mom thought that was just a bit too much friendliness.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          My sister lived in BC Canada and said that they did not get mail when their female carrier went on maternity leave.

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      • Lucille says:

        P.S. We have super nice USPS personnel and postal carriers here in Idaho. Our carrier’s name is Jim and he’s a gem.

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      • Sharon says:

        Even when directly asked, they do not necessarily provide information.

        When my non-pickups started three years ago, I contacted the local postal employees (at the post office) who suggested I contact the postmaster inwriting, which I did. They agreed that what was being done was not right. So I contacted by letter. No response or clarification of any kind.

        New normal.

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  7. Lucille says:


    California Fleein’ (Beach Boys Parody)

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  8. texan59 says:

    Thank you for remembering this most solemn of days here in the Lone Star State. It was the start of something good. 😉

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  9. Sharon says:

    They will always find a way…….or to put it another way: “It’s never enough.”

    Here’s an excerpt from the linked news story, which has to do with intensely debated road tolls for bridges and freeways in, around, through Portland, OR, scheduled to be implemented this fall:

    “ODOT says they need the tolls on the bridges to pay for construction there. Metsger argues that they could find the funds elsewhere in the agency’s budget. ODOT also argues that they need tolling to pay for the gas tax money they are losing to electric vehicles and more efficient cars and trucks, but Metsger counters that it would be better to drop the gas tax and have drivers pay for every mile they drive,”

    So now tolls have to be implemented because the electric vehicles are screwing up the gas tax receipts! So why don’t they tax the electric vehicle drivers?

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